1 May 2021
Leicestershire Business Voice (LBV) has appointed Iain McKenzie, Group Operating Officer at Mattioli Woods as its latest board member
Iain joins eight other non-executive directors on the LBV board and will help the organisation to strengthen its offer as an independent and collective voice, representing the local business community through engagements with other key local stakeholders, the public sector and regional bodies.
LBV also provides its members with a regular programme of stimulating business-themed webinars, events and debates.
As the Group Operating Officer at Mattioli Woods, Iain oversees the day-to-day operations of the Group and has played a key role in ensuring that the Group has remained fully operational throughout the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Iain was born in Scotland and moved to Leicester over 20 years ago to study design management at De Montfort University. Since then, he has worked as a graphic designer, manager of the Tower Climbing Centre for Leicester City Council, a freelance consultant and chaired the BMC Competition Committee while climbing was bidding to become an Olympic sport. He joined Mattioli Woods in August 2018 as an Executive Risk Consultant to develop the Group’s Risk and Internal Audit functions.
Commenting on his new role, Iain McKenzie said: “I view LBV as one of the foundation stones of support for the local business community. There is a lot of uncertainty in the business sector at the moment and through my work with both Mattioli Woods and LBV, I am committed to helping Leicester to build its way back.
“LBV is a key voice for local businesses and has a real opportunity to be a strategic influence for positive change for city centre businesses and beyond. I relish the chance to support the board as we establish this new business environment.”
Robin Pointon, Chair of LBV added: “We’re delighted to welcome Iain to the board. Business recovery is paramount at this time. With Iain’s experience in business functions and risk management to further strengthen our board, LBV will continue to progress with its aim of working collaboratively with members and key local stakeholders. This will help to rebuild Leicester’s business economy.”